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[June 04, 2014]  June 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League baseball games.

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Athletics 5, Yankees 2 (10 innings)

Brandon Moss hit the go-ahead home run as Oakland scored three times in the 10th inning to outlast the New York Yankees.

It was Moss's second homer of the game and it put the Athletics (36-22) 3-2 ahead before they added two insurance runs to seal the road victory.

Oakland starter Scott Kazmir pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out 10 batters in a no-decision, while New York's Hiroki Kuroda surrendered just one run in 6 1/3 innings to also take a no-decision.

Mark Teixeira homered in the sixth to give the Yankees (29-28) a 2-1 lead but the A's tied the game in the eighth to send it to extra innings.

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Astros 7, Angels 2

Collin McHugh tossed five scoreless innings and, after the Los Angeles Angels fashioned a mini fightback, the Houston Astros turned on the power en route to a win.

Angels outfielders Collin Cowgill and Josh Hamilton smacked solo home runs in the eighth inning, their fourth and third, respectively, to reduce Houston's lead to 5-2.

However, the Astros answered in their half of the frame with first baseman Jon Singleton and designated hitter Chris Carter drilling back-to-back homers that rebuilt the five-run lead.

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Twins 6, Brewers 4

Home runs by Josh Willingham and Brian Dozier proved to be enough offense for right-hander Sam Deduno as the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers.

Deduno (2-3) went five innings and held the Brewers (35-24) to two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two.

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Reds 8, Giants 3

Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run home run and right-hander Homer Bailey pitched six solid innings, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Cincinnati (27-29) has won four straight games overall and 11 of its past 12 against San Francisco.

Right fielder Hunter Pence went 3-for-4, including his eight home run, for San Francisco (37-21).

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Blue Jays 5, Tigers 3

Jose Bautista's RBI single in the ninth broke a scoreless deadlock and Brett Lawrie capped the five-run outburst with a three-run homer as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Detroit Tigers.

Red-hot Toronto (35-24) has won 12 of its last 14 games.

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off Steve Delabar with two out in the ninth for Detroit (31-23), which has lost 11 of its last 15.

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Mariners 7, Braves 5

John Buck's first home run of the season put Seattle ahead in the seventh inning as they came from behind to beat Atlanta.

The Mariners fought back from a four-run first-inning deficit, tied the game 5-5 in the fifth and used Buck's two-run blast to extend their winning streak to four games.

The Braves fell to 31-26.

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Nationals 7, Phillies 0

Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight shutout innings, and Ryan Zimmerman returned to the lineup as a left fielder and hit two doubles as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies.

Ryan Zimmerman missed 44 games because of a broken thumb, and sparked the Nationals (28-28) in his debut in left field moving from his regular post of third base.

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Orioles 8, Rangers 3

Nelson Cruz punctuated his Texas homecoming with a three-run home run in Baltimore's six-run eighth inning of the Orioles' victory over the Texas Rangers.

Cruz's only hit in four at-bats in his first game at Texas (29-29) since leaving the team as a free agent in the offseason helped make a winner of the Orioles.

Adam Jones also went 4-for-5 for Baltimore (29-27).

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Royals 8, Cardinals 7

The Kansas City Royals overcame deficits of 4-0 and 7-6, winning in the ninth inning when first baseman Eric Hosmer's single scored second baseman Omar Infante to secure a triumph.

Reliever Wade Davis (5-1) pitched the eighth for the win and Greg Holland picked up his 16th save for the Royals (28-30).

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Marlins 1, Rays 0

Henderson Alvarez pitched his Major League-leading third shutout of the season, leading the Miami Marlins past the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five, did not walk a batter and needed just 88 pitches to lead Miami (30-28) to the win.

Tampa Bay (23-36) lost its eighth game in a row, its longest skid since 2009.

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Indians 5, Red Sox 3

Michael Bourn's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and sent the Cleveland Indians to their fifth win in a row.

The win went to Cleveland left-hander Nick Hagadone (1-1), who pitched out of a jam in the top of the seventh.

Boston (27-31) has lost two straight after winning seven consecutive games.

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Cubs 2, Mets 1

Nate Schierholtz singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs came back to beat the New York Mets.

Schierholtz's line drive was his third hit of the game and lifted the Cubs (21-34).

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Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2

Arizona used a three-run, third-inning rally that included back-to-back homers by Nick Evans and Chris Owings to top Colorado.

Troy Tulowitzki hit his 15th home run of the season in the loss for the Rockies (28-29).

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White Sox 4, Dodgers 1

First baseman Jose Abreu and catcher Tyler Flowers homered, and Hector Noesi ended one of the longest winless droughts in the majors as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Noesi snapped a personal 18-win losing streak as the White Sox (30-30) halted the Dodgers' four-game interleague winning streak. Los Angeles (31-29) lost for the fifth time in seven games.

Noesi (1-4) won for the first time since he beat the Minnesota Twins on May 6, 2012.

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Pirates 4, Padres 1

Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez each hit two-run homers, and right-hander Gerrit Cole held the San Diego Padres to one run over 5 2/3 innings, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a win.

The Pirates earned their third consecutive win and their fifth in six games. The Padres lost their third in a row. (Editing by John O'Brien)

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